The San Carlos School District shall provide an innovative and engaging learning experience that fosters the development of the Whole Child to ensure all students are well prepared for success in the 21st Century, as evidenced by:
- Reaching their highest academic, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical potential;
- Becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, risk-takers, designers, collaborators, and innovators; and
- Developing into contributing, empathic citizens and leaders who are responsible stewards of their world and care about equity and justice, both locally and worldwide.
SCSD has had a long history of focus on the “whole child,” the notion that learning needs to go significantly beyond the traditional basic subjects and cover areas such as music and the arts (fine arts, theater, etc.); sustainability; physical, social, emotional wellness; leadership skills and community involvement; and communication and collaboration skills. Students are encouraged to examine their own thoughts and actions and be sensitive to others’ feelings and needs. Within the context of guided activities and peer feedback, children acquire the tools to be successful within the interpersonal domain, as well as to develop personal resiliency and awareness in the intrapersonal domain.